Situated in the centre of the historic North Yorkshire village of Kirk Deighton, close to Leeds’ Harrogate, The Bay Horse is a legendary public house. With a menu consisting primarily of British traditional dishes – think classic haddock, whole sea bream and lamb’s liver – this fantastic restaurant and pub has become a meeting point where the local community can drink, eat and be merry. Found on Main Street in a lovely green and white building, The Bay Horse is a local favourite and a popular spot for visitors from across Harrogate.
A gastropub serving an array of delicious British dishes and seafood specialties, as well as several tasty brews and ciders, The Bay Horse in North Yorkshire’s Kirk Deighton is a hotspot for locals looking to enjoy a relaxed evening in a beautiful setting. This quirky and charming, rural pub oozes character like nothing else and is the perfect place to while the day away, enjoying exceptional food, real ales and wine, and good company. With a focus on ensuring The Bay Horse a consistent source of great cuisine and delicious drinks for locals and gastronomes from Harrogate, Leeds and across the UK, this humble spot is only going from strength to strength.
Traditional British cooking is the foundation of The Bay Horse, found up picturesque Kirk Deighton’s Main Street, as well as amazing desserts and an extensive beverage selection. Start off with an appetiser like prawn lollipops served with a sweet chilli dipping sauce or smooth chicken liver pate. Move on to satisfying mains like the peppercorn chicken (juicy chicken breast, slow-cooked in a creamy peppercorn sauce served with chips or rice), the Godfather burger (British beef patty topped with melted cheese, barbecue pulled pork, bacon, fried egg, mushrooms, salad and onion rings) or the 10oz rump steak, served with crinkle cut chips. Got a serious appetite? Whether you’re a Leeds or Harrogate local, or on a serious expedition to cover the UK’s best gastropubs, make your reservation today.
Lovely pub in a lovely village. The food was amazing and the staff were really friendly. We would defiantly visit again when in the area.
Lovely food and friendly welcome in very picturesque village. Made a lovely break on our way from Derbyshire to Cumbria. Will definitely call here again.
The food was excellent, with a good and varied choice. Staff friendly and helpful, service good. Thank you Steve Thomas Boston Spa West Yorks England
This was our first visit and we experienced Excellent service, friendly staff, great beer and, importantly, top quality food. We would recommend the Bay Horse to anyone.
We really enjoyed the food - Sunday roast (2x chicken, 1x lamb) all cooked perfectly. We had to ask for extra veg as the amount first provided was not enough - no criticism of the food, just the portion size. My wife also could have done with more gravy, but I didn’t ask for this as it was getting embarrassing having to continually ask for things!! We all ordered the chocolate brownies for dessert and it was excellent. The reason for the 4 rating was mainly due to the fact the waitresses were not attentive enough. Nobody came to ask if we were ok; we had to wait 10 mins for anyone to take our dessert order; my wife ordered a glass of Pinot grigio when we eventually ordered our desserts but it never came! Fortunately it was not added to the bill. This may sound very harsh, but the poor service took the shine off a fantastic meal. The waitresses were all very pleasant, just need some training in doing the job properly! We will go again as the food was so good.
We booked the Bay Horse for a meal with friends last week for the first time. When we arrived we ordered some drinks and were informed that the gas cooker was inoperable and therefore they could only offer pie and mash (presumably) from the microwave. My wife is a veggie so we asked if they could book us into their sister pub and because we had our dog with us, they weren't able to do that. Consequently they organised a table at a pub in a neighbouring village. They offered our drinks free and were very apologetic. We will try the pub again in a few weeks time, but I would recommend that they get some spare parts for the most essential bit of equipment in their kitchen. Also the pub feels quite cold - they need to increase the heating.
Not cheap ,but good food at top end pub prices, we had the bay horse burger which was very nice and the chestnut risotto which also was very nice , dessert was ginger crepe brûlée and lemon posset ,again very nice , bottle of decent red came to £51 . Saturday night and not that busy , all in all pretty good but expensive
Pub well decorated and welcoming. Very quiet when we visited. Food was speedily delivered but we had to ask for knives and forks as they weren't delivered with the food. My only niggle. Cheese sandwich could have had a little more cheese in it. Otherwise everything was fine. May be busier on an evening which would make the atmosphere a little more welcoming.
This is a fairly new venture for the Fox & Hounds management - as we have visited the F&H on several occasions we were awaiting this reopening with interest. The pub has been renovated well. The menu was a tad limited but the food was excellent - we just hope more dishes will be added in time. However, we will certainly visit again
Food was excellent, good variety and great quality (Bay Horse Pale Ale well worth a try). The place was absolutely full. So good to see The Bay Horse back and so much better than it's been for a long, long time. Would definitely recommend and will be popping in regularly.